We have to admit that we’re just a little nervous at the moment because with the latest news it seems that there are only two candidates for the Newcastle job, in Steve McClaren and John Caber, so we are hoping Steve McClaren is available.
Steve McClaren – not interested in Newcastle job?
But in his press conference yesterday Steve was asked about the Newcastle links and he said some surprising things:
“I’ve got a contract here for the next two years after this and I hope to honor that contract but it is football….that might change, who knows.”
“I haven’t got a clue if I am a candidate for the Newcastle job, I think there was no secret that there was an interest in December and January and we talked about that in press conferences, and in the end they didn’t have a manager then.”
“What they did was appoint a manager – John Carver – and that’s what they have got, he is fighting for the job.”
“While somebody is in a job it is a little bit disrespectful…disrespectful to John Carver, to Newcastle, and my focus is purely on Derby.”
“This is newspapers and they speculate, at the present moment Newcastle doesn’t interest me, I’m not thinking about that. I’m thinking solely of Derby.”
So if Derby County are promoted and Steve doesn’t accept the Newcastle job, maybe he really doesn’t want it – then it looks like John Carver would be the new head coach.
If that happens it would scare the living daylights out of us, and how low are Mike Ashley’s ambitions for Newcastle?
If we do appoint John Carver we will be one of the favorites for relegation from the Premier League next season, because for one thing Newcastle would find it very difficult to attract good players to Tyneside.
But we cannot believe John Carver will get the job of head coach – but he certainly wouldn’t rock the boat.